LAX98LA071
LAX98LA071

On January 13, 1998, at 1520 hours mountain standard time, a Cessna 140, N2496V, ground looped on landing and collapsed the landing gear at the Goodyear, Arizona, airport. The aircraft sustained substantial damage, and the student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions existed for the local solo instructional flight and no flight plan was filed.

The student pilot reported that on his third touch-and-go landing he inadvertently applied brake pressure on landing, lost control, and ground looped the aircraft. He stated that weather was not a factor. He also reported that there were no mechanical difficulties with the aircraft.

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